What’s Up in Patty’s Worlds – Walking – Tea – Free to Be Me and Published at Last!

What’s Up in Patty’s Worlds – Walking – Tea – Free to Be Me and Published at Last!

What’s Up in Patty’s Worlds – Walking – Tea – Free to Be Me and Published at Last!

By Patty L. Fletcher

October 19, 2023

Good morning. I hope all are well.
This morning, Blue woke up with lots of bounce. So, after I let him relieve, we ran around the walkways which go around the perimeter of the apartment complex.
He never knew which path I would turn down. He was not certain which cutout I’d use to go across the drive. I took him completely out of our morning routine. It was fantastic. There were no people out. It was peaceful. The temperature was 42 degrees but I’ve a great coat and by the time we got back to our apartment I was sweating.
Blue was happy! He bounced into the apartment and could barely stand still as I removed his harness. He went without being told straight to his crate once I’d lifted the harness off and he did as commanded and rested there until I washed up the dishes from supper last evening, thoroughly cleaned his bowls and served up water and food.
Once the bowls were in place I stood back and said, “OK Blue come and get it.”
He ran like something from hell was after him straight to his bowl, stopped sat and waited. I said again, “OK Blue take it.” He needed no further urging.
After all that I made myself a lovely cup of tea with a smidgen of hot milk and honey.
Now, I’m on my second cup, reading emails and hanging out with all you and Blue.
Later today I will hold my weekly Free to Be Me call in the ACB community.

What’s Free to Be Me? Read our call information below.

A place to enjoy free-flowing conversation about books and anything else that might come to mind. Come as yourself. All are welcome and wanted. To keep away bad Vibes, please refrain from discussing religion or politics.

Our conversations can get lively, if you’ve a specific need to participate please let Patty and her host know when you come into the room. We would like our call to be safe, respectful, and welcoming to All.

Patty says, “Bring a book and a friend to the call where the fun never ends.

To join our email group, send a blank message to: FreedomToBeMe+subscribe@groups.io

This group is not affiliated with The American Council Of The Blind.

Want to come? Here’s how.
Send an email to: community@ACB.org in the subject put something like, “Sign me up for the daily schedule” In the body of your email make sure you put your name, and the email address you wish the daily schedule to come to. Our live AI (Awesome Individuals) will hook you right up. If you’ve any questions, they will answer them for you.
Visit here to learn about the American Council Of The Blind.

Trouble clicking that link? No fear. The URL for copying and pasting into your browser is here.

https://acb.org/

Know someone without email? Have them call: 1-800-424-8666 follow the prompts to hear the schedule read.

Note, this recording is not updated when changes happen on the fly.

If that’s not enough action to curl your hair, guess what? There’s more.

This week, two amazing and incredible things happened in my writing world. First, the anthology Midnight Roost was published. Why is this important? Because I’ve a story within its pages.

I’m super excited to be among these terrifying tales.

About Midnight Roost

Midnight Roost: Weird and Creepy Stories book cover. The background of the book cover is a creepy nighttime scene with a full moon and shades of dark blue and black with spindly tree branches and silhouettes. On the ground is dirt with a gravestone. Amongst the trees silhouettes of owls with glowing cyclops eyes. 
At the bottom right of the book cover is the author's name, Kaye Lynne Booth.

20 authors bring your nightmares to life in 23 stories of ghosts, paranormal phenomenon, and the horror from the dark crevasses of their minds. Stories of stalkers, both human and supernatural, possession and occult rituals, alien visitations of the strange kind, and ghostly tales that will give you goosebumps. These are the tales that will make you fear the dark. Read them at the Midnight Roost… if you dare.

Get your copy of Midnight Roost here.

Trouble clicking? Never fear. The URL for pasting into your browser is here: https://books2read.com/u/318L0l

Phew! Tired yet? Wait! There’s more!

The second awesome, amazing, incredible thing to happen in my writing world is my book The Blended Lives Chronicles is up for preorder. Read below for more…

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the title The Blended Lives Chronicles: Sides of the Order above and the author’s name below with a white skeleton key and crescent moon on the spine.

About the book…

SYNOPSIS

Lady Laya MoonWalker is a well respected author and magazine owner and a high priestess in the magickal community. After a drawn-out battle with the forces of dark magik, she has come into her own. She lives and works on Planet Korponious, where she is the owner and creator of an Interplanetary Magazine called “Blended Lives Chronicles.” Her mission is to blend the lines of race, creed, and disability that separate so many and to elevate the recognition of the training and ability of Service Animals of all kinds to a new level. She has just been accepted into the Blended Lives Federation and now hopes to continue her work in a way like nothing known to her before.

Laya has created allot of wreckage along the way through her dark journey into the light, and now she wishes to set this to right. She has just received her best break ever. Frank Prince, the CEO of The Blended Lives Learning Center, has invited her to the Celtic New Year Convention and Witches Ball as a reporter to write a story on the progress of The Blended Lives Planetary Federation. She will be their guest speaker at the opening ceremonies.

When Laya arrives at the Celtic Convention, she finds herself face to face with an old and dear friend, Blended Lives Learning Center Instructor and member of the Order of the Night, Derrick Gibbous. As they begin to connect, causing old sparks to reignite, they are tossed into a nasty battle from which not everyone will escape. People are not as they seem, and not everyone supports the side for which they appear to work.

As their love for one another grows, so does the battle. Despite everything, Laya and Derrick are determined to see their work to unite beings of all kinds succeed.

Preorder the book here.

Trouble clicking that link? No fear. The URL for copying and pasting into your browser is here.

The Blended Lives Chronicles: Sides of the Order https://a.co/d/gz2SaGq

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for another cup of tea.

Thanks for visiting me in Patty’s Worlds. Please stop by any time.

Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms.

About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue.

PATTY’S BLINDNESS…

Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog.

WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS…

Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn.

She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast.

WRITING GOAL…

Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled.

Patty is also a published author.

Books by Patty Fletcher

Pathway to Freedom – Broken & Healed

Bubba Tails

Campbell’s Rambles

The cover of "Pathway to Freedom". 
A garden with rocks and pebbles, surrounded by grass and trees. To the left, a bench sits below a tree with a seated dog silhouetted on the grass in front of it. An ethereal glow of gold and green shines through the middle of the picture with the title of the book written in fantasy style lettering in darker gold and with black shadowing.

Pathway to Freedom – Broken & Healed

In this, the first book in her memoir trilogy, Pathway to Freedom – Broken and Healed: Book One – How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life, Patty shares how her decision to gain complete independence with the help of ‘The Seeing Eye Guide Dog’ school in Morris Town, New Jersey, reveals to her a glimpse into worlds she had never before known existed.

Once home from ‘The Seeing Eye’ she soon begins to realize all is not right in her world.

Watch your step as you journey down the pathway with Patty and Campbell, for there are many obstacles along the way. There are triumphs and tribulations, tears and fears, but through it all that forever guide by her side, King Campbell works tirelessly to keep her safe from harm.

Reviews

Powerfully raw at times, the author’s words never shrinks from expressing what needs to be told. By way of her own story, Ms. Fletcher urges readers to pay attention to their own hearts, to protect their own spirits, and to blaze their own trails. – JM

 

Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: Book One How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition, by Patty Fletcher is the author’s own story about courage and determination, as a blind person and a woman, and the intense love and trust between human and dog. – TH

 

Bubba Tails

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In this magical and love-filled tail, King Campbell, Super Seeing-Eye Dog AKA Bubba travels to the puppy nursery at The Seeing Eye to help ready a group of puppies who are just about to embark on the fabulous journey of learning to become Seeing-Eye dogs. Just as he is about to finish his tail, a wee pup becomes very frightened of all that lies ahead, and one frightfully stormy night she runs away! Will King Campbell hear the urgent call from the puppy nursery in time? Will they find her and save her so she can fulfil her destiny?

Reviews

Wow! I loved reading this! What an amazing story about an incredible journey. This is about a journey from The Seeing Eye, Inc. in New Jersey to Kingsport Tennessee, but is also about the journey of a loving owner, and her special canine companion. – SL

 

This is a sweet story, chock full of educational information about the training of guide dogs and also magical, whimsical details about dogs and puppies wishing, dreaming, singing, fearing, and hoping for the future, doubting themselves, and working together to find one of their own and bring her home safely. A great teaching tool for kids and an entertaining piece for adults as well. – BB

 

Campbell’s Rambles

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This is the story of how the author obtained her first guide dog, Campbell, from The Seeing Eye™ in Morristown, New Jersey: what motivated her, the extensive training she had, the special relationship she developed with her trainer, and the good friends she made.

Once she returned home to Tennessee, there were many new challenges to be met and overcome, including domestic abuse. All that was in addition to her chronic conditions of bipolar disorder and fibromyalgia.

With honesty, courage, and humor, Patty Fletcher tells a remarkable story of personal development that is sure to inform, entertain, and inspire others, both blind and sighted.

Legal Notice: THE SEEING EYE and SEEING EYE are registered trademarks of The Seeing Eye, Inc.

Reviews

I really enjoyed this book! Patty Fletcher is a great writer. She shares in a vulnerable and authentic voice about not only getting her seeing eye dog, Campbell, but about her life. – WW

 

Ms. Fletcher paints a vivid picture of her experience in training for a guide dog under difficult personal circumstances. A must read for those contemplating the move from a cane to a guide dog, as well as those interested in the physical and mental obstacles faced by the blind. – LD

 

CONTACT…

Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

 

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